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MA - US BOEM to Resume Environmental Review of Vineyard Wind Project

US authorities have announced their intention to resume the environmental review for the Vineyard Wind 1 project.

US authorities have announced their intention to resume the environmental review for the Vineyard Wind 1 project.

The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) said that, as part of President Biden’s pursuit of renewable energy production, it would resume the wind farm’s environmental review.

Biden has also issued orders to identify ways of speeding up renewable energy development in public lands and waters.

The Vineyard Wind 1 offshore wind project lies 15 miles off the coast of Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts. It would generate 800MW, making it one of the most powerful offshore wind power projects in the US.

The project is a joint venture between Avangrid Renewables and Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners.

BOEM director Amanda Lefton said: “Offshore wind has the potential to help our nation combat climate change, improve resilience through reliable power, and spur economic development to create good-paying jobs.

“BOEM is committed to conducting a robust and timely review of the proposed project.”

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